Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Happy Birthday to the Biggest Rock Star EVER

Today is Jeri Smith-Ready's Birthday!
[Insert mad electric guitar riff here followed by a single down strum on a well tuned acoustic guitar]

We're going to celebrate this special occasion in true Team Kilt style with lots of fun games and activities throughout the day. It's our hope that you'll all join us in spreading the birthday love for the woman who not only gave us our favorite fictional characters, but brought all of US together.

Here's how we're going to roll today:

1. It may be Jeri's birthday, but we're giving presents to YOU! That's right! All you have to do is click on this link to Greyhound Welfare, Inc. and make a donation of $10 or more in the memory of Meadow, the world's goofiest greyhound.

The first 20 people who email a copy of their donation receipt to teamkilt AT kiltandkeeley dot com will get one of these awesome keychains made by our very own Amy O.  If you can't give now, there will be another opportunity in Round 2 of the YA Crush Tournament hosted by the YA Sisterhood.  Greyhound Welfare, Inc. is the official Team Kilt charity for Round 2.

2. Let's grow Team Kilt by another 25 members! Zachary is facing a pretty popular opponent  in his next round of the YA Crush Tourney and we're going to need all hands on deck.  You (and any people you'd like to recruit) can join Team Kilt by clicking on this link.

3. Send Jeri your virtual birthday cards! Share them on Twitter with the #TeamKilt hashtag so we can all see them or share them on her Facebook wall. Need some inspiration? Check out all the fun cards Team Kilt made for Zach and Aura on their birthdays last year. CARD 1, CARD 2, CARD 3, CARD 4, CARD 5    (SIDE NOTE: Aren't these GREAT?!?!)

4. We're doing Mad Libs.  Starring The Woman Upstairs as her very own main character. Three times throughout the day. Time TBD right now, but we'll give y'all a heads up so you can be prepared for the epicness.

Happy Birthday, Jeri!  YOU ROCK.

<3 the K&K gang


  1. Happy birthday Jeri!! How happy I am to have become a part of this wonderful fandom, plus Jeri is the sweetest and most awesome author!!

  2. YOU GUYS!!!

    *jumpy claps*

    Thank you so much for getting donations to Greyhound Welfare! And Mad Libs--yay! Let me know when they happen so I don't miss the fun. :)

    You were the best thing about this past year, HANDS DOWN. Love you!

  3. Happy Birthday Jeri!!! I just made my donation in memory of sweet Meadow :)

  4. Happy Birthday, Jeri!! Can't wait to see what Mad Libs we cook up for you today! ;)

  5. Awesome Jeri birthday post girlie maes!! Happy B to the Birthday Jeri!

  6. Happy birthday to you,
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    Happy birthday dear Jeri,
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